• Visitors from all over the world come to explore the tranquility, beauty, and nature sounds of Muir Woods National Monument.

    Muir Woods

    National Monument California

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  • All Trails at Muir Woods are Open. Middle Green Gulch Trail at Muir Beach access limited.

    Middle Green Gulch trail is accessible at all times from the farm, starting at the office end of the farm. Access to Middle Green Gulch is closed from the Kaasai direction during the week. All trails open after 4:30 M -- F, and all day Saturday/Sunday. More »

  • Ranger's Tips on How to Experience Muir Woods Safely and How to Find Parking

    Parking is limited. Often visitors find shoulder parking and walk on the narrow road to the Visitor Center. Read the ranger's tips on the Best Times to Visit Muir Woods. Take the Muir Woods Shuttle weekends & holidays through October. More »

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the Muir Beach parking lot, the beach, and the Redwood Creek channel. Photo by John N. Roberts, 1/31/12
Aerial photograph of Muir Beach showing the parking lot, restored Redwood Creek channel and the beach.
Photo taken by John Northmore Roberts, 1/31/12
 

Redwood Creek Restoration at Muir Beach

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Click to learn more about the ecological restoration project at Muir Beach.


Did You Know?

A burl can grow high up on the side of a Redwood tree.

A burl is a mass of dormant buds grown on the redwood’s trunk. In the event of a fire or flood disturbance a burl will vigorously sprout shoots each with the potential to become a mature tree.